Crowding in the Broward County Humane Society shelter and other shelters across the nation is one of the signs of the poor economic status. Pet-owners who suffer foreclosure troubles were left with no choice but to give-up their furry companions.
Foreclosure definitely hit even the dog houses. Pets of foreclosed homeowners surrender their pets to shelters hoping to free their financial difficulties from pet necessities like food, veterinarian visits, etc.
But you should know 3 reasons why you must not hand over your four-legged friends after foreclosure.
YOU MUST NOT LOSE A FRIEND (furry) JUST BECAUSE OF THE EXPENSES.
CNN explains that you do not have to think about spending more for your pet than to your family’s needs. Shelters have vaccinations, spraying and other pet treatments in discounted prices. Just ask the Humane Society at 202-... or at www.hsus.org, or ASPCA at 212-... or www.aspca.org.
LOSING THEIR OWNER CAUSES THEM PAIN TOO.
Pets adapt to your home environment. Drastically removing them from their home and their owner can be very traumatic, add the coldness of a pound. Pets do love their “family” and feel anxiety with separation.
PETS ARE THERAPEUTIC
Researches have been conducted and found out that pet companionship benefit AIDS or cancer patients, the old and the mentally ill. A study conducted in New York found that patients with cardiac problems are more likely to survive a year after discharge, better than having a partner or friends.
Animals give feelings of comfort and constant attention. They help us become more caring. They bring a mood of safety and acceptance.
If foreclosure left you with no choice but to leave your pets, please do not just abandon them on the streets or desert them chained in your foreclosed home. It is best that you contact the local Humane Society, or ASPCA. They do not only have safe shelters but also foster programs where your pets live temporarily in a home rather than a cage.
Leticia Carvalho has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosure market over 5 years.